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i don't know what the future holds for her. what she's going to want to do. but, you know, she's a fighter. >> by her side. mark kelly breaks his silence about his wife, congresswoman gabrielle giffords, as stunning new details emerge of the shooting that nearly took her life. guess who's coming to dinner? the chinese president begins a high-stakes visit to the u.s. at odds over everything from economic policy to human rights. and regis retires. after 16,000 hours on tv, and millions of laughs, the king of morning talk finally calls it millions of laughs, the king of morning talk finally calls it quits. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody,
good to see you on this wednesday. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. investigators still don't know exactly what prompted that deadly shooting in tucson. we're learning, more, though, about the events following the attack. mark kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords is now speaking publicly about the ordeal. scott goldberg is in washington with the details. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. we are learning more details about what happened immediately before and after congresswoman giffords was shot. investigators say surveillance video captured the gunman at the moment he pulled the trigger, and giffords' husband mark kelly says he mistakenly believed she was dead. mark kelly remembers the moment he hit rock bottom. >> i had the tv on, and then saw that she died. for about 20 minutes. >> reporter: while she survived, congresswoman gabrielle giffords was gravely wounded. since the shooting more than a week ago in tucson, her husband has kept a constant bedside vigil.
>> we were at the ultimate low, and since then, since we found out that she didn't die, then it's been a gradual improvement every day. that's made this somewhat easier. >> reporter: giffords is now in serious condition, and continues to amaze doctors with her progress. she could be in rehab within days. >> she is not going to let this thing, you know, what happened, take her out. i mean, she is going to make a full recovery. >> reporter: federal authorities are analyzing nearly two dozen surveillance videos from the crime scene. the tapes are reportedly so clear they show exactly when and where each victim was shot. "the washington post" reports that the videos show alleged gunman jared loughner firing into giffords' head from less than three feet away then blasting 31 more shots in less than 15 seconds. authorities have conducted hundreds of interviews since the shooting but remain stumped as to loughner's motive. >> i was really angry the first few days. >> reporter: as for kelly, he's not focused on the investigation. just his wife and her recovery. >> i don't know what the future
holds for her, what she's going to want to do. but, you know, she's a fighter. >> reporter: he says the growing memorial outside the hospital and constant well-wishes are helping the congresswoman pull through. kelly also said that giffords is not aware that six people died in the shooting, including gabe zimmerman from her staff. and kelly added, he probably would not want his wife to return to congress. terrell? >> scott goldberg in washington for us this morning. thanks. in washington today, an added dose of pomp and politics. for the first time in 13 years the white house is hosting a state dinner for a chinese leader. president obama hosted president hu jintao at a private dinner last night. hu is on a four-day visit. the two leaders will meet this morning in the oval office. the agenda includes china's human rights violations, its manipulation of currency that makes chinese goods cheaper, china's refusal to open its market to u.s. goods, and the theft of u.s. intellectual property. as chip reid reports, the talks will be complicated.
china is america's chief economic rival and an important potential partner. >> reporter: the white house insists president obama will have tough words for president hu. but with little leverage to force china to do anything, expectations for this summit are low. >> there's not much additional pressure that either side is going to put on the other. >> reporter: president obama will also urge china to do more to stop north korea's and iran's nuclear weapons programs. and the white house promises firm talk on human rights. but with so many strong disagreements, some critics ask why china should get the high honor of a state dinner. the white house says it's primarily because china is vital to u.s. economic growth. >> we're on track to export more than $100 billion in goods and services to china this year. >> reporter: the white house says all those exports support hundreds of thousands of jobs in the u.s. so they say despite all the dispute, it's worth rolling out the red carpet for china.
chip reid, cbs news, the white house. meanwhile today the house will vote on a measure to repeal president obama's health care reform act. president obama says he's willing to work to improve the law but that lawmakers should not go backwards. the measure was debated tuesday. there was no heated rhetoric that characterized the original case. republican lawmakers, though, remain intent on overturning the legislation. >> some people say why shouldn't we do this bill, it only costs a trillion dollars. well, america does not have a trillion dollars. if you will look at our balance sheet, america is broke and we need to start fixing the economy. >> the vote in the house to repeal is mostly symbolic. the senate is unlikely to even take up the matter. two veteran senators have decided not to seek re-election. an aide says connecticut's joe lieberman will make an official announcement today. lieberman ran for vice president in 2000. he left the democratic party five years ago to become an independent. earlier democrat kent conrad of north dakota said he wants to spend more time trying to solve
the nation's budget problems. so far there's no suspect and no motive in spokane, washington. someone left a bomb along the route of the martin luther king jr. parade. the fbi calls monday's incident an act of domestic terrorism. kendis gibson has more. >> reporter: it may look simple enough but law enforcement in spokane, washington, say this backpack contained a bomb, telling cbs news it was capable of inflicting mass casualties. the bag was discovered by a ground maintenance crew on a bench along the scheduled route for the city's martin luther king jr. parade, moments before the march stepped off. >> an officer told me that there's a threat. me and my friend were in the building, we didn't do anything special for the first 30 minutes to an hour. and then afterwards they told us to evacuate. >> reporter: police evacuated nearby streets for more than nine hours as the bomb squad moved in and dismantled the device. the fbi confirms it was a potentially destructive device but wouldn't go into the makeup of the bomb. the parade was rerouted and went off without a hitch.
>> nothing's going to stop the march. no matter how big or how small. but we're here. >> reporter: the fbi has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individuals who tried to turn this celebration of a man of peace into what could have been a violent massacre. kendis gibson, cbs news. one of two students shot tuesday in a los angeles high school remains in critical condition this morning. the trouble began when another student brought a loaded gun, handgun, to high school. the gun went off and two students were hit with the same bullet. the gun was in the student's backpack. there are no indications he touched it before it discharged. >> the person that's responsible for this particular shooting came into a classroom, it appears sat a backpack down on a desk, and a gun that was inside that backpack discharged. >> the student who brought the gun to school apologized and then ran away. he was captured and could face criminal charges.
in haiti today, a hearing is scheduled that could determine if charges will be brought against former dictator jean-claude duvalier. he was questioned for hours tuesday but not arrested. kelly cobiella has more. >> reporter: looking calm and confident, former dictator jean-claude "baby doc" duvalier stepped out of his hyatt hotel and into the hands of the haitian justice system. >> he didn't say anything. he smiled. he waved. he has not really spoken since he arrived. >> reporter: riot police stood guard as hundreds of duvalier supporters protested outside the port-au-prince courthouse. inside, the man who once held the title president for life could be charged with corruption, theft, and misappropriation of funds. baby doc's homecoming sunday night, after 25 years in exile in france, apparently came as a surprise to u.s. diplomats, as not a welcome one. >> we don't believe at this point haiti needs any more distractions. >> reporter: duvalier is a polarizing figure in haiti.
accused of causing the death of tens of thousands during his 15 years in power and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the state. haitian president rene preval vowed to bring duvalier to justice if he ever returned. now, power over the country is up for grabs. along with control over how to spend billions of dollars in earthquake reconstruction money. duvalier's fate is now in the hands of a judge who will decide whether there's enough evidence to bring him to trial. kelly cobiella, cbs news, miami. still ahead on the "morning news," honoring sargent shriver and his service to the country. plus, caught on tape, a fiery explosion rocked a philadelphia neighborhood. this is the "cbs morning news." (jennifer garner) there's a lot of beautiful makeup out there to cover up flaws and make skin look pretty but there's one that's so clever, it makes your skin look better even after you take it off. neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup. 98% of women saw improvement
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others. four critically. the workers were looking for a gas leak. the force of the explosion shook the neighborhood and forced dozens of residents from their homes. some sad news to report this morning. sargent shriver, first director of the peace corps, has died. shriver was tapped to start the program in 1961 by his brother-in-law, president john f. kennedy. since then, more than 200,000 americans have served in more than 100 countries. in 1994, he received the presidential medal of freedom. the nation's highest civilian award. >> so i recommend now that we should unleash the power of young people in all nations to see the world for what it is now. inspire them to join us in changing that world for the better. >> shriver died tuesday at a maryland hospital of complications from alzheimer's disease. sargent shriver was 95 years old. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, stocks in asia advance again this morning. ashley morrison is here in new york with more. >> good morning to you, terrell.
asian markets rallied on the strength of tech stocks. japan's nikkei gained a fraction while hong kong's hang seng added more than 1%. today wall street gets a new report on housing starts. on tuesday stocks finished higher on strong corporate earnings. the dow gained 50 points, while the nasdaq tacked on 10. investors will take a hit if the government has to step in and dismantle any more big banks or financial firms. under a new law, creditors and shareholders will have to absorb bigger losses should a major institution fail, so taxpayers don't have to carry as much of the bailout burden. the rule was part of the sweeping financial overhaul passed into law last summer. but just approved tuesday by the fdic. american airlines is joining forces with priceline.com. the two companies have signed a deal that lets the travel website use the carrier's technology to sell tickets online. american severed ties with
orbitz last month over a dispute about fees. shortly after expedia pulled american's flights from its website. today is a big day in the gaming world. nintendo is set to announce details of its 3-d gaming system which should be in stores this march. the portable handheld device lets users see 3-d images without wearing those goofy glasses, and it will reportedly have a camera that can take 3-d still pictures. and if you're on the fence about calling in sick today, you've certainly got plenty of company. a new survey finds nearly three quarters of americans go to work when they're feeling ill, and more than half say they feel guilty if they stay home. the survey also found a majority of employees say they've gotten sick from a co-worker. terrell, i hate that. they know who they are. >> oh, yeah, exactly. and they don't mind it either. ashley, you've got to admit, how many times have we done the news sick or dosed up on cold medicine, literally about to fall out of the chair. >> quite a few times. >> slurring words on television. >> i've ran from you when you sneezed. >> ashley, good to see you,
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in the closing minute. to top that lebron james missed the last shot for miami. hawks win 93-89. puts them only two games for the division lead. in the other nba game jared wallace of charlotte had 13 points against chicago. the bobcats held off the bulls for an 83-82 victory. the bulls lost with just the second in their last seven games. and in college basketball, alabama upset number 12 kentucky in the closing seconds. alabama steals the ball, kentucky missed the shot as time ran out. crimson tide beat the wildcats 68-66. when we come back another look at this morning's top stories. and end of an era. tv host regis philbin set to leave his long-running show. sports sponsored by touch of gray. gets rid of some gray. never all. gets rid of some gray. never all.
what the suspect was doing with a gun.. moments before the shooting. a statewide amber alert for a 4 year old boy.. snatched from his grandma's house. the concern he may be in the bay area. plus.. a popular student radio station signs off. how it's shaking up the entire landscape of bay area radio. and.. an emotional interview with the husband of congresswoman giffords. how he describes the hours he thought his wife was dead. join us for cbs 5 early edition,
on the "cbs morning news" here's a look at today's weather. snow is entering the midwest again with a low pressure system out of the rockies. scattered showers linger in the northeast. frigid temperatures continue to spread, now approaching the southern and eastern states. and the southwest is warm. here's another look at this morning's top stories. the house is expected to vote today to repeal president obama's health care reform law. but it's purely a symbolic vote. it looks like the senate won't even take up the issue. and president obama hosted chinese president hu jane tao at a private white house dinner last night. the two leaders will hold talks today prior to tonight's state dinner. dinner.2 longtime talk show host regis philbin dropped a bombshell. on tuesday the 79-year-old tv mainstay announced that this will be his last year on "live with regis and kelly." >> it's been a long time. it's been 28 years since i've been here. and it was the biggest thrill of
my life to come back to new york, where i grew up as a kid watching tv in the early days and, you know, never even dreaming that i would one day have whatever, the ability or whatever it takes to get in front of a camera and talk to it >> outside the studio members of the show's audience say they'll miss regis. >> very sad. he is just a wonderful, wonderful person. makes every day a little bit brighter. >> shocked. everyone was shocked. it's sad. we love regis. i wanted to cry. i think i wanted to cry. >> then last night close friend david letterman tried to talk philbin out of leaving the show. >> i don't want this to happen. this is -- this is too important, this is too meaningful. i don't want this to happen. >> dave, i'm going to really, no, it's too late. i mean i made the announcement. i'm going to have to go now. but you know, i'm going to have a lot of time on my hands. can i come and hang out at your office? >> maybe, i don't know. no, not really. >> regis holds the world record for the most time on television with more than 16,000 hours. this morning on "the early
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you've got to watch this. it's incredible. a white-knuckle ride for drivers in pittsburgh. a storm coated a road with ice tuesday morning sending the cars slipping and sliding. car after car lost control down that frozen hill. many careened into parked cars. others even ended up in front yards. amazingly no one was injured. now something that is called the slip and fall scam. it's when people are caught faking phony accidents to collect insurance money. and it's costing you a lot of money. the insurance industry estimates fraud involving property and casualty claims cost consumers $30 billion a year. sharyl attkisson reports. >> reporter: in phoenix, arizona, a horrible fall, a 39-year-old woman slipped on a
hot dog in a store. paramedics rush in to help. it's the cost of doing business. a customer falls, the business has to pay. but more than ever, slip and falls are turning out to be frauds. he's a special agent of the national insurance crime bureau in chicago. >> it's extremely difficult to prove, because the person did fall. you know. did they get hurt when they fell? well, how can you prove they didn't? >> reporter: occasionally investigators get lucky. there's surveillance video. take the case of the juice man michael reinhart in south carolina. he slips in some orange juice at a grocery. but rewind the tape and see he fiddles with a wet floor cone, takes the juice from the carton, and pours it on the floor. all that's left to do is stash the bottle, walk back and slide down into the puddle he made. he hoped the act was worth $8,000. all he got was a trip to jail. 2010 could be a record year for suspicious slip and falls. that's according to new data provided to cbs news.
the insurance crime bureau alone worked 469 cases the first half of the year. if the trend holds, the bureau says it will be a 50% increase over 2008. >> costs that are paid by these big stores or by the insurance companies are dollars that come out of the consumer's pocket. >> reporter: by now you know there's more to the story of the lisa bonilla, the phoenix woman who fell on a hot dog. rewind and you find the source of the offending food. bonilla's partner tommy masterson. first he buys the dog, a child with him, then he puts it on the floor where seconds later bonilla heads straight for it and artfully catches it under her foot. both were convicted of fraud. turns out they'd done it before. thanks to the video, they couldn't shake down businesses and customers who ultimately pay, or give police the slip. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, chicago. now, if you know there's a camera, why would you even try it? anyway, coming up later on "the early show" we'll hear from secretary of state hillary
clinton on today's state visit with the chinese president. also an exclusive interview with tiffany hartley on the investigation into the murder of her husband, killed while jet skiing in mexican waters. and snowy weather can cause expensive damage to your home. tips on preventing some common problems. all that and more coming up this morning on "the early show." that's the "cbs morning news" this wednesday. appreciate you watching. i'm terrell brown. have a great day.
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